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2016 Mazda MX-5 – Test Drive, Specs, Review, Pricing


The All New Fourth Generation MX-5 Retains its Sex Drive

It’s incredibly easy to ruin a great design when handing over its drawings for an overhaul. Fortunately, the all new fourth generation Mazda Miata is not the case. Rather, its mechanical blueprint is refined, its cosmetic looks modernized and most importantly, the lust for that true bio-mechanical feel is retained.

2014 Mazda Miata MX5 – A Final Farewell To a Classical Roadster

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Debuted in 2005, the engine department in the Mazda MX5 remains relatively unchanged. Underneath the hood of the roadster lies the shimmering 2.0 liter MZR four-cylinder engine producing 167 horsepower and 140 foot-pounds of torque. These numbers are not exactly astonishing at sound, neither does the Mazda MX5 accelerate in time-warping speed, but that’s not why you buy this car. The Mazda MX5 is all about maintaining speed around corners, and delivering that ultra pure driving experience – a rare and highly respected feature in the automotive performance realm.

Lamborghini unveils $4.5m Veneno Roadster

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As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Lamborghini has unveiled a raging beast of a prototype. Next year, the luxury supercar company will launch a super-limited run of one of its most exclusive models: the Veneno Roadster, a sports racer with an asking price of more than $ 4.5 million.

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The sleek carbon-fiber roadster follows the Veneno, unveiled in March and limited to a production run of just three cars. They’re named after a famous Spanish fighting bull — the fierce beast that adorns Lamborghini’s logo — to signify power, strength, and vigor.

With its cutting lines and brilliant red body, the open-topped Veneno Roadster is a stunning embodiment of speed and audacity. Click through our gallery to see more.

Lamborghini’s Veneno Roadster $ 4.5m super racer (pictures)

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Jaguar’s powerful roadster is a pricey exotic pet

“How much power does it have?” was usually the third or fourth question asked by those who stopped me to discuss the F-Type. Most never even got around to the questions, obviously stunned by the beauty of this big cat.

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is a gorgeous vehicle in any color the automaker paints it, but our Salsa Red example was particularly eye-catching. The roadster sits low, its muscular front fenders and rear haunches not at all unlike the musculature of an actual jaguar growling and ready to pounce without warning. The front end is characterized by a large central grille opening and rearward-swept headlights that remind me of the front end of the larger Jaguar XKR-S that we were able to test not too long ago, only reproportioned for the smaller fascia. Some criticized the front end for being more “catfish” than “cat-eyed” during my testing, but I absolutely love the look.

Though based heavily on the C-X16 coupe concept, the F-Type seems like it was designed to be a roadster, and not converted after the fact. This really shows in the purposeful design of the folding roof. Like a proper British roadster, the cabin is covered with a simple fabric top when the car isn’t being driven. The ragtop is motorized and can lower or raise itself in seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

Some may be surprised to see the automaker not going with a hardtop at this pri… [Read more]


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Lamborghini debuts drop top Aventador Roadster

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My favorite model in Lamborghini’s lineup has for many years been the Gallardo, but the flagship Aventador is unquestionably the most powerful. With today’s unveiling of a Roadster version, the Aventador also gets an injection of style.

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster: Italian model drops its top (pictures)

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Rather than a power retractable roof, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster features a two-panel carbon fiber roof that is manually removed … [Read more]

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